Aces Youth Soccer Academy (Aysa) star Walter Musona has edged closer to the Absa Premiership after he was invited for trials at Sundowns.
Report by Kevin Mapasure
AYSA is set to export more of their talent down south with the imminent departure of Bret Amidu to AmaZulu.
Bret, younger brother to Abbas, who came through the same system and plays for Black Leopards in the Absa Premiership, has since left the country for medicals before signing and sealing the deal.
On the other hand Walter, younger brother to Warriors star Knowledge who now plies his trade in the Bundesliga, is set for trials at the Pretoria giants who are remodeling after a tough season.
South African media reports suggest that Sundowns will offload 15 players to create space for new comers who include Warriors forward Cuthbert Malajila.
Founder and director of Aysa, Nigel Munyati, confirmed the developments to IndependentSport this week adding that there could be more exports to Europe.
“Bret has since left, he had his trials and they were impressed he went there for medicals and there-after we will be finishing off negotiations before he signs,” said Munyati. “Walter will be going for trials at Sundowns who said they want to have a look at him. We are confident in his ability, he should be able to make it.”
Walter Musona in particular has been tipped to follow his brother’s footsteps to Europe after showing so much promise at youth level.
He was part of a group of players picked for a training camp at Chelsea in 2011 after impressing in the Coca Cola schools tournaments.
Like his brother, he could leave to play in South Africa without kicking a ball in the local topflight.
Knowledge signed for Kaizer Chiefs before he had acquired any fame on the local front.
Unlike Abbas who played for Black Mambas on the local front, Bret is looking to jump straight into the Absa Premiership big time at AmaZulu, without having represented any team on the local scene.
The Aces Youth Academy has become a hunting ground for talent for South African clubs.